5 Best Luxury Beaches in Miami

by Andres Castro

The dramatic beauty of Miami's beaches is unique in the world. With endless choices of beaches, it can be difficult to make the first choice. Whether you're captivated by the splendor of South Beach, the paradisiacal ambiance of Key Biscayne, or the tantalizing energy of Hollywood, these beaches have everything you need for an unforgettable beach vacation!

But what makes a luxury beach? Unsurpassed service, breathtaking sunset views, exquisite cuisine and top-notch cocktails and drinks are just a few of the factors that come to mind. But where do you start to narrow down the list for your next visit to a luxury Miami beach? You could spend hours scouring the internet for the most beautiful beaches in every corner of Miami.

To help you choose, we've compiled a list of the top 5 luxury beaches in Miami. So grab your sunscreen and swimsuit and head to one of these fantastic beaches - and don't forget to enjoy a drink or cocktail.

Let's take a look at the luxury of the fanciest beaches in Miami:

1. Nikki Beach Miami

Nikki Beach MiamiSource: miami-beach.nikkibeach.com

This world-famous beach club has been popping corks in Miami Beach for 20 years. It opened in 1998 and was the place to see and be seen back then. Celebrities, models and millionaires flocked to this hotspot for extravagant parties.

But as the party scene in Miami Beach has grown, so has Nikki Beach. Today, Nikki Beach is more of a laid-back place where beautiful people lie on loungers, sip cocktails and enjoy the beach.

What inspired Nikki Beach to open in Miami?

Nikki Beach Miami was inspired by the South of France and the Mediterranean lifestyle. Nikki Beach founder Jack Penrod wanted to create a place where people could enjoy the sun, sand, music, food and beach lifestyle in a beautiful setting.

What's the atmosphere like at Nikki Beach?

The atmosphere at Nikki Beach is casual but chic. It's the perfect place to enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

What kind of music is played at Nikki Beach?

The music played at Nikki Beach varies depending on the day and time. During the day, a mix of deep house, soulful house and beach music is played. At night, a mix of hip-hop, R&B and dance music is played.

What's the food like at Nikki Beach?

The food at Nikki Beach consists mainly of seafood, such as grilled fish, lobster and shrimp. There's also a wide selection of salads and fruits. The restaurant has a wide selection of wine and champagne.

What's the clientele like at Nikki Beach?

The clientele at Nikki Beach is mainly young and affluent.

2. Joia Beach

Joia BeachSource: joiabeachmiami.com

The chic Joia Beachfront Restaurant and Lounge, designed by Francois Frossard and operated by Miami-based Liquid Hospitality, is the ideal place to sip cocktails at sunset and enjoy European coastal dishes with a view of the magnificent Miami skyline.

The Lounge at Joia is the perfect place to spend a long day at the beach. With its comfortable loungers and spectacular views of Biscayne Bay, it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy a bottle service. Depending on the time of day, you can enjoy DJs or live music.

Joia is located on Jungle Island, which is closer to downtown than Miami Beach. For those craving a chic beach scene away from the crowds of Miami Beach, the Joia is the perfect choice.

The atmosphere at Joia is relaxed and loungy, making it ideal for spending a relaxing day or evening. Sunset is especially beautiful at Joia, so you should definitely come. But even if you don't stay for the sunset, you'll enjoy the excellent food and drinks at this unique place.

No membership is required for the Joia, but reservations are a must.

3. The Setai Beach Club

The Setai Beach ClubSource: thesetaihotel.com

When it comes to beach clubs, Setai Beach Club is definitely one of the best. The club has everything you need to enjoy a day by the water, including cabanas, umbrellas, lounge chairs, and even a bar and restaurant.

South Beach has quite a few fantastic hotels to offer, but The Setai Miami Beach has everything you need for a luxurious pool and beach experience. Sure, you can take your pick of the three temperature-controlled swimming pools, but why not cozy up on a lounger on the private white beach and enjoy first-class service from the beach butlers?

The Setai Beach Club is the best place to see celebrities, jet-setters and anyone who wants a true South Beach experience.

For dining, take a break from the sun on the covered patio of Setai's in-house Ocean Grill restaurant. While the Beach Club and pools are open only to hotel guests, Ocean Grill is open to the public and serves both lunch and dinner.

In addition to the Setai Hotel, you can enjoy this and other South Beach beaches at two of Miami Beach's most famous luxury boutique hotels: Bentley Hotel South Beach and Shelbourne Hotel.

4. 1 Beach Club

1 Beach ClubSource: 1hotels.com/south-beach/taste/1beachclub

The 1 Hotel South Beach has everything you'd expect from an upscale, tropical resort. But it gets even better on the beach. The hotel also offers full beach services, including lounge chair rentals and umbrellas. If you prefer to lounge near the hotel, the 1 Beach Club is located just outside the 1 Hotel.

Enjoy an al fresco meal in a relaxed, comfortable and luxurious setting. The 1 Beach Club is a 50,000-square-foot outdoor venue with a full-service restaurant and bar. The space is adorned with comfortable seating, oversized pillows and tropical plants. The open-air space is perfect for lounging, relaxing and enjoying delicious food and drinks.

The golden hour is dawning and you can sit back while enjoying reasonably priced cocktails as you take in the verdant scenery.

5. The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Key Biscayne

Ritz-Carlton Key BiscayneSource: ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of mainland Miami. This luxurious but unpretentious island retreat is the perfect counterpoint to the Miami Beach scene. Enjoy 1,200 feet of golden sand beach here without all the hustle and bustle.

The beach is ideal for families to enjoy long, glorious days in the sun, alternating between relaxing on the beach and playing volleyball in the pool (which is easily accessible from the villa).

Top 5 luxury beaches in Miami that you must visit

If you're looking for a luxury beach experience in Miami, you can't go wrong with any of the five beaches listed above. From secluded sandy beaches to world-famous party spots, there's something for all beauties.

So pack your sunscreen and your best beach attire and head to Miami for some sun, sand and drinks.

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